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NE man charged with murder of social worker

A Philadelphia judge has ordered a Northeast man to stand trial for the premeditated slaying of a social worker to cover up his alleged theft of $40,000 from a human services agency that employed them both.


Crime log: February 25, 2015

Jan. 26 through Feb. 8


Sunoco station robbed twice in same week

A lone masked man robbed the same Somerton minimarket twice within a week, according to Philadelphia police, who are trying to identify and find the culprit.


Suspect sought in 7-Eleven robbery

An unidentified man went to a Frankford convenience store on Jan. 28 to make a cash withdrawal, but he didn’t use the ATM. Instead, he took money from the cash register.


Northeast-based company charged with Medicaid fraud

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has charged a Northeast-based company and a Frankford woman with defrauding the federal Medicaid program in two separate cases.


Corporal charged in fatal shooting of trooper

A Pennsylvania State Police corporal has been charged with five counts of reckless endangerment in connection with the fatal shooting of Trooper David Kedra during a firearms training exercise last September.


Teen dies after falling off moving car

A 16-year-old boy died from injuries he suffered when he fell from the hood of a moving car in Mayfair last Friday night, authorities say.


Police search for man using stolen credit card

An unidentified man used the stolen credit card information of a Pittsburgh-area resident to make five purchases at supermarkets in the Northeast in December, according to Pennsylvania State Police.


Suspect sought in Rhawnhurst robbery

A surveillance camera captured images of an unidentified man who allegedly robbed Anna’s Linens store in Rhawnhurst on Friday.


Flasher reported in Russo Park

An unidentified flasher exposed himself to an 11-year-old boy in Russo Park last Thursday, Philadelphia police say.